I’ve decided to stop referring to my moods as manic or depressive. From now on they will be called beast mode and cocoon mode.I also think a lot about that joke about how God invented whiskey to prevent the Irish from taking over the world (I’m Irish). I think that idea applies to being bipolar. It’s like living the game of life on expert level. If we could find a way to stabilize our moods and maintain good manic energy for long periods of time, we’d be running things.